The Patricia Pratt Scholarship in Musical Performance is awarded annually for up to two years’ post-graduate study outside New Zealand in the applicant’s chosen field of musical performance. The Scholarship is awarded each year to a New Zealand national, who has completed the equivalent of an honours degree in any field of musical performance. This scholarship is intended to assist New Zealand scholars of outstanding ability to continue their musical education in an international environment, which will enable them to learn to perform at levels meeting the highest orchestral or vocal international standards.
Candidates will be New Zealand citizens. Applicants may apply from outside New Zealand but must have resided in New Zealand for at least three years of five years preceeding the year of selection. Applicants will have recently completed the requirements for an honours degree in musical performance at a New Zealand university (or an equivalent musical qualification) and will provide supporting evidence of excellence in musical performance and achievement. This would require a taped or live audition.
The Scholarship is available for up to two years according to the course of study. Continuation of the Scholarship is dependent upon a positive progress report from the institution where the scholar is studying. The value of the Scholarship is up to U.S. $45,000 per annum and may be used for travel, tuition and residence expenses. However, the full Patricia Pratt Scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with any other scholarship. The scholar is expected to devote himself or herself to study on a full-time basis during the tenure of the scholarship.
Print Application and mail to:
Scholarships Officer of the applicant’s university or to the Scholarships Manager at the Te Pokai Tara - Universities New Zealand, PO. Box 11-915, Wellington
Physical Address (For Courier Delivery):
Te Pokai Tara - Universities New Zealand, Level 9, 142 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011
Note that for an application to be eligible for consideration by the committee, performance recordings must be of good quality, be no older than six months old at the date of application, and contain a varied selection of repertoire.
Applications should be accompanied by the following:
A birth certificate or other evidence of citizenship.
A certified copy of the candidate’s academic record original or certified copies of other awards and achievements relevant to the Scholarship.
The names of two persons from whom the selection panel may obtain a written assessment of the candidate's achievements to date and potential for further development.
A statement of the candidate's proposed program of study and, if possible, evidence that the candidate would be accepted by the institution offering the program.
A high-quality, recent performance recording.
Any other evidence that the candidate judges relevant to the application.
Past Patricia Pratt Scholarship Winners
Masters in Opera Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Diploma in Voice Performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Master of Fine Arts Creative Practice at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.
Master of Performance in Violin at the Royal College of Music in London.
Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Bassoon Performance at Royal College of Music in London.
Na Young (Jane) Koo,
Masters of Music (Piano) at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Master of Arts (Violin) at the Royal Academy of Music in the United Kingdom.
Masters of Music (Viola) at The Juilliard School in New York.
Masters of Music (Keyboard) at the Royal Academy of Music in the United Kingdom.
Masters of Performance Singing at University of Wales, Trinity St. David in the United Kingdom.
Special Award, for a final year of study at the Dennis O’Neill Academy in Wales.
Diploma of Music in Violin Performance at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Vocal, Master of Music Studies at the Manhattan School
Masters of Performance in Trumpet at the Royal College of Music
Masters of Music (Cello) at the University of Augsburg.
Masters in Orchestra Conducting, Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
University of Michigan.
Singer, National Opera Studio, London.
Masters of Music, Clarinetist, Royal Academy of Music, London.
Madeleine Pierard, 2006
Royal College of Music, London.
Post-graduate Studies Viola, University of Music and Dramatic Arts “Mozarteum Salzberg” Austria.
Post-graduate Diploma MMus Performance Trombone, Royal Academy of Music, London.
Michael Jamieson, 2004
Masters of Music, Messiaen Academie, The Netherlands
Kunstlerisches Aufbaustudium Degree Violin,
Robert Schumann Hochschule Dusseldorf.
Post-graduate Diploma Opera, Royal College Music, London.
Post-graduate Diploma Voice,
Royal College Music, London.
MMus Percussion, University of Miami.
Moky Gibson-Lane, 2002
Special Award MMus, Rice University,
Victoria Simonsen, 2002
Post-graduate Diploma in Performance Violoncello, Royal Northern College Music, Manchester
MMus Performance Bassoon, Manhattan School of Music.
Post-graduate Opera Studies, Manhattan School of Music.
David Bremner, 1998
MMus Performance Trombone
San Francisco Conservatory